Research Study Article Review Analysis
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
Research Study Article Review Analysis
- The first research study for this assignment, “A pilot study measuring the impact of yoga on the trait of mindfulness” can be found in Moodle under the assignment guide and assignment submission link.
- Locate another article to analyze using the university databases. The article you use for your second analysis should be a RESEARCH study meaning the author’s ask a research question than answer the question by collecting data.
- Do NOT analyze a news review, an opinion piece, a book report or a review of the literature
*All together you will be analyzing TWO articles using the questions on the second page of the assignment guide
- Deadline: Submit your paper on Moodle by 11:50pm Friday 4/27
- Late assignments will be accepted UP TO 11:50pm Friday 5/4 for a 12% late penalty
- Use this APA format: APA format (opens in new window) at <https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ >.
- Your submitted assignments should include an APA formatted Title Page with your name and article title AND a Reference page. Do not cite any article in your paper that is not listed on your Reference page. You may say something like, “Flynn (2015) mentions previous research by Jones that found….”
- Use 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1” margins, & double-space
- Each analysis should be a MINIMUM of 300 words
- See the rubric below and PROOF your work — or have someone else proof it.
- DO NOT PLAGIARIZE ANY WORDS from the article or you will get a zero and face disciplinary action from the Office of Academic Affairs. Plagiarism includes just replacing a noun or verb here or there within the sentence. Use quotations if necessary but limit their use to once or twice for a few words only. Quotations should be rare – no more than one or two brief quotes per paper (and must be properly cited with source and page #).
- *NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTEDafter 11:50pm Monday 4/30
Questions to Answer for Each Assignment:
- Describe the question the investigator is trying to answer.
- Describe the method the investigator used to answer the question he was investigating.
- Explain why the method used in this investigation is important.
- What are some potential weaknesses in this methodology?
- If you were the researcher, how would you improve upon the study?
- Explain what the investigator found.
- Explain why the results are important.
- What are the individual and/or societal implications of the findings? Should people change their habits or behaviors as a result of these findings?
- What do you think of the researcher’s recommendations? Do you have additional recommendations?
Research Analysis Rubric = 24 possible points
APA Formatting Rubric = 20 possible points
Paper On Time = 6 points
Total = 50 * 2 = 100 possible points
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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